PaperFlops’s New Recycled Newspaper Flip Flops

Cute Eco-Friendly Beach Shoes Make Indonesian Jobs

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Posted: Jun 24 | 1 Comment |

PaperFlops Flip FlopsPaperFlops is a brand new line of flip flops cleverly made from recycled newspapers and other eco-friendly materials.

The shoes are innovatively designed using newspaper, coconut shells, and palm tree root. You might hesitate to wear shoes made from paper near the ocean, but PaperFlops has thought of that. A thin layer of natural rubber seals each shoe, ensuring it's water-resistant and durable enough to last tough beach conditions. However since they're made from natural materials, they'll biodegrade when they reach the end of their lives.

The label is in its infancy at the moment, but it's already employing underprivileged villagers living in Yogjakarta, Indonesia. These artisans, including the disabled and children living on the street, receive the training they need to become self-sufficient. As well as flip flops, the PaperFlops team also makes pencil boxes, bags, and other items from eco-friendly, biodegradable products.

PaperFlops flip flops are available through the Ulule website, the European equivalent of the funding site Kickstarter. How much you'll pay depends on how many customers have gotten in before you. Currently they're going for €26, but they'll eventually be priced at €31. That's still not a lot of money to spend on such a quirky, green pair of beach shoes, don't you think?

[Source: Ecouterre]

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